Low Rates of C. difficile Associated Diarrhea in Patients Receiving IVAB in the Outpatient Setting
BOSTON, MA (October 21, 2011) – Patients receiving intravenous antibiotics in seven Infectious Disease Physician Office Infusion Centers (POICs) experienced a low rate of Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea (2.5 per 10,000 patient days). Of the 934 patients treated with a causative intravenous antibiotic in the POICs, only 8 had a confirmed C. difficile infection (CDI). The POIC setting allows for quick diagnosis and treatment initiation (average 2.7 days from symptom onset), contributing to an 88% success rate for those patients treated for a confirmed CDI.
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The 49th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) brought together physicians, scientists, and other health care professionals involved in research, patient care, public health, disease prevention, and education in the field of infectious diseases. The meeting showcased the latest news in the field of infectious diseases with emphasis on contemporary trends, including emerging infections, new diagnostic and therapeutic advances. IDSA 2011 took place October 20-23 at the Boston Exhibition and Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.idsa2011.org.
Lucinda J. Van Anglen, PharmD